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Re: Something different -- playing with the Hurd

On Wed, Dec 06, 2006 at 06:31:46AM -0600, Nate Bargmann wrote:
> * Andrew Sackville-West <andrew@farwestbilliards.com> [2006 Dec 06 01:25 -0600]:
> > I've been thinking about it, but haven't had the time. Do you now have
> > a working install? how about X?
> I would say that it is mostly working.  So far I haven't been able to
> cleanly shutdown the system.  It doesn't (yet) support Ctl-Alt-Del to
> force a shutdown from the console and running any variant of the
> shutdown command led to an error that it timed out waiting for
> /dev/initctl.  Since it only uses ext2, at some point I fully expect a
> few problems with fsck recovery,
> I have not gotten far enough to install X as of yet.  I have a good
> base install.  Thankfully Midnight Commander is available.  I did
> install it on a spare partition on my T23 so the basic support for the
> laptop is there as it had no problem with the built-in ethernet.  Now,
> as to whether PCMCIA, sound, power control or anything like that is
> supported, I don't yet know.  My guess is that such support is
> rudimentary at best if existant at all.
> At this point, my assessment is that it's suitable for experimentation.
> At least it is Debian so it has that advantage.

sounds like a good Hana-kwanza-solsti-stmas project :)


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